INSHORE- Snook season is back open and it's prime time to invite one home for dinner (or release em to fight another day like I often do!). Snook fishing remains good inshore, with the best action coming primarily at night. Area bridges have been very good at night, especially on the outgoing tide. Flair Hawk style jigs and No Live Bait Needed Swimbaits have been great choices for targeting slot size snook. As a few trickles of finger mullet start to show the snook will begin to really key in on them. Mangrove snapper action remains fair inshore as well. Live shrimp and small live pilchards will be the best bait choice for the snapper.
SURF/PIER- Snook fishing will unsurprisingly gain the most attention along the beach and at the pier this weekend. Overall, snook fishing has been very strong. Jupiter Inlet has still been holding a fair number of fish. The Juno Beach Pier has also had a good number of slot size fish around. Best bite for both the Pier and Jupiter Inlet has been first thing in the morning and then again late in the afternoon. The surf has been producing a fair number of snook as well. Small white jigs, small soft plastic paddle tails, and smaller swimming plugs remain great bait choices along the beach. The Juno Beach Pier has also been producing quite a few bonita. A longer distance casting lure (Diamond jig or GT Ice Cream) has been the ticket for the bonita. The mangrove snapper bite remains very good at the pier as well. Best bet for the snapper is to target them very first thing in the morning.
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